The table below looks at the statistics for Penetration Testing skills in IT jobs advertised for the Cheltenham region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Penetration Testing over the 3 months to 11 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Penetration Testing
Rank 39 54 38
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -16
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 17 6 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheltenham 4.23% 1.41% 1.89%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.75% 1.61% 2.36%
Number of salaries quoted 16 4 5
Average salary £72,500 £58,750 £33,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+23.40% +78.03%
UK excluding London average salary £55,000 £48,000 £50,500
% change year-on-year
+14.58% -4.95%
Penetration Testing
Gloucestershire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the Cheltenham region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Cheltenham
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
358 372 212
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheltenham 89.05% 87.32% 80.00%
Number of salaries quoted 217 309 180
Average salary £47,500 £42,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.76% +13.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £30,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £50,000 £51,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -

Penetration Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheltenham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Penetration Testing across the Cheltenham region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Penetration Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Cheltenham

Penetration Testing
Salary Trend in Cheltenham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Penetration Testing across the Cheltenham region.

Penetration Testing Salary Trend in Cheltenham

Penetration Testing
Salary Histogram in Cheltenham

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Penetration Testing across the Cheltenham region over the 3 months to 11 February 2016.

Penetration Testing Salary Histogram in Cheltenham

Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheltenham

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT jobs across the Cheltenham region citing Penetration Testing also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Penetration Testing.

1 46 (86.79%) Cybersecurity
2 39 (73.58%) Reverse Engineering
2 39 (73.58%) C++
2 39 (73.58%) Java
3 38 (71.70%) Linux
4 36 (67.92%) C
4 36 (67.92%) C#
4 36 (67.92%) TCP/IP
4 36 (67.92%) Ethical Hacking
4 36 (67.92%) Big Data
5 35 (66.04%) Software Engineering
5 35 (66.04%) Firewall
6 34 (64.15%) Telecoms
6 34 (64.15%) GIAC
7 33 (62.26%) Objective-C
7 33 (62.26%) Linux+ Certification
7 33 (62.26%) SSCP
7 33 (62.26%) STL
7 33 (62.26%) MCSE
7 33 (62.26%) CCNA
7 33 (62.26%) CISSP
7 33 (62.26%) Cisco Certification
7 33 (62.26%) Microsoft Certification
7 33 (62.26%) Apache Pig
7 33 (62.26%) Apache Hive
7 33 (62.26%) Hadoop
7 33 (62.26%) Apple iOS
7 33 (62.26%) Java EE
7 33 (62.26%) Multithreading
7 33 (62.26%) Android

Penetration Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Cheltenham by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT jobs across the Cheltenham region citing Penetration Testing also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Penetration Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 33 (62.26%) Apache Pig
2 3 (5.66%) Elasticsearch
Communications & Networking
1 36 (67.92%) TCP/IP
2 35 (66.04%) Firewall
3 3 (5.66%) DNS
3 3 (5.66%) HTTP
3 3 (5.66%) Intrusion Detection
3 3 (5.66%) SMTP
3 3 (5.66%) Wireless
4 2 (3.77%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (67.92%) Big Data
2 33 (62.26%) Apache Hive
2 33 (62.26%) Hadoop
3 3 (5.66%) Data Mining
3 3 (5.66%) MongoDB
General
1 34 (64.15%) Telecoms
2 2 (3.77%) Aerospace
3 1 (1.89%) Legal
Job Titles
1 27 (50.94%) Software Engineer
2 18 (33.96%) Principal Engineer
3 17 (32.08%) Principal Software Engineer
4 7 (13.21%) Analyst
4 7 (13.21%) Developer
5 6 (11.32%) Cybersecurity Analyst
5 6 (11.32%) Security Analyst
6 5 (9.43%) Consultant
6 5 (9.43%) Penetration Tester
6 5 (9.43%) Tester
7 4 (7.55%) Software Consultant
8 3 (5.66%) C# Developer
8 3 (5.66%) Graduate
8 3 (5.66%) Graduate Analyst
8 3 (5.66%) Graduate Cybersecurity Analyst
8 3 (5.66%) Graduate Security Analyst
8 3 (5.66%) Senior Analyst
8 3 (5.66%) Senior Cybersecurity Analyst
8 3 (5.66%) Senior Security Analyst
8 3 (5.66%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (62.26%) Java EE
1 33 (62.26%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 31 (58.49%) Cybercrime
2 3 (5.66%) Algorithms
2 3 (5.66%) Cyber Attack
3 2 (3.77%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.77%) CESG
4 1 (1.89%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 38 (71.70%) Linux
2 33 (62.26%) Android
2 33 (62.26%) Apple iOS
3 3 (5.66%) Solaris
3 3 (5.66%) Windows
4 2 (3.77%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (86.79%) Cybersecurity
2 39 (73.58%) Reverse Engineering
3 36 (67.92%) Ethical Hacking
4 35 (66.04%) Software Engineering
5 33 (62.26%) Mobile Development
5 33 (62.26%) Multithreading
6 19 (35.85%) Coaching
7 12 (22.64%) Mentoring
8 7 (13.21%) Information Security
9 5 (9.43%) Vulnerability Scanning
10 3 (5.66%) Agile Software Development
10 3 (5.66%) Computer Forensics
10 3 (5.66%) Malware Analysis
11 2 (3.77%) Logistics
11 2 (3.77%) OWASP
11 2 (3.77%) Project Management
12 1 (1.89%) Android Development
12 1 (1.89%) Security Testing
12 1 (1.89%) Time Management
12 1 (1.89%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 39 (73.58%) C++
1 39 (73.58%) Java
2 36 (67.92%) C
2 36 (67.92%) C#
3 33 (62.26%) Objective-C
4 3 (5.66%) PHP
4 3 (5.66%) Python
5 1 (1.89%) Perl
5 1 (1.89%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 34 (64.15%) GIAC
2 33 (62.26%) CCNA
2 33 (62.26%) Cisco Certification
2 33 (62.26%) CISSP
2 33 (62.26%) Linux+ Certification
2 33 (62.26%) MCSE
2 33 (62.26%) Microsoft Certification
2 33 (62.26%) SANS
2 33 (62.26%) SSCP
3 24 (45.28%) Security Cleared
4 16 (30.19%) Network+ Certification
5 12 (22.64%) DV Cleared
6 5 (9.43%) Degree
7 4 (7.55%) CREST Certified
8 3 (5.66%) CHECK Team Member
9 2 (3.77%) CHECK Team Leader
9 2 (3.77%) CLAS
9 2 (3.77%) PCI QSA
10 1 (1.89%) ECSA
10 1 (1.89%) EnCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.77%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.89%) SLA
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